House of the Devil (2009)

2009 | R | Horror, Mystery

User Score: 58/100

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Synopsis:

During a night of 1983 with full lunar eclipse, Samantha Hughes takes a babysitting job surrounded by mysterious circumstances before she finds out her client's terrifying secret.

I’m surprised by all the gushing reviews for this movie. I am watching it right now, having rented it from IO for a whopping $6.45. Wooden acting, stiff dialogue, clear absences of a competent editor, and meaningless scenes create a boring movie. It seems that the creators of this movie fancy themselves as independent film types. Nothing could be further from the truth. I already mentioned that the script was stiffly written. "Ah, I see you’ve met. Excellent." The lack of editing creates a slow pace that drags on and on. The star, who resembles Karen Allen, is lovely to watch but not exactly inspired, or a good actress.

Do yourself a favor- wait for it on HBO, but don’t pay to see this movie.


About House of the Devil (2009)

Title: House of the Devil
Year: 2009
Starring: Dee Wallace, AJ Bowen, Graham Reznick, Tom Noonan, John Speredakos, Jocelin Donahue, Heather Robb, Michael Vincent, Mary Woronov, Mary B. McCann, Jeff Feldman, Brenda Cooney, Ti West, Chance Nannassy, Darryl Nau, Jacob Jaffke, Ashley Randall, Danielle Noe, Chris Smolley, Sal Perugini, Christina Sciongay, Nick Kreonides, Lena Dunham, Deborah Gabriele-Wolff, Archie Van Beuren, Laura Nevard, Kristie Leigh Palmer, Nicholas Bienstock, Michael Hutter, Andrea Verdura
Director: Ti West
Reviewer:
Score: 3.5 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 2.9/5 stars from 12 users. Votes: 12.
Genre: Horror, Mystery
MPAA Rating: R

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